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5D Composite Develop a New In-Mould Decorating System for Composite Products

  • Tuesday, 7th May 2013
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5D Composite claim that their patent pending technology allows them to produce products impossible to fabricate by any other existing known technology.

The company say the computer controlled process uses fibreglass and resin to create unlimited product/part shapes.

According to 5D Composite this sets the new standard for in-mould coating and decoration. It says that their process provides an end finish that realistically resembles wood, marble, granite and several other computer generated patterns–even personal logos and that they are able to finish any composite fibre glass part with any colour or graphic. This technology is now available for world wide applications.

5D claim that some of the benefits of this In-Mould Decoration Systems are:

  • Costs for moulds and tooling are relatively low.
  • Technique is easily adapted to short production runs.
  • Hollow, totally enclosed items as well as pieces with openings can be made.
  • Intricate undercuts are possible.
  • Plastic or metal inserts can often be moulded as integral parts of the item.
  • Uniform or varying wall thickness is possible.
  • Double-wall construction.
  • Moulding inserts can be included.
  • Reinforcing ribs.
  • Core materials are incorporated as required.
  • Excellent durability and appearance.
  • Available in a variety of colours and textures.
  • A clean process, zero environmental damage.
  • Increased production efficiency due to the unique co-cure process.

They say that this 5D coating technology can be used to produce windows, doors, handrails, columns, wall panels, furniture and accessories, whenever you would like to upgrade your products.

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